13th Century

STAFF PUBLICATION: Shadow of the Dome: A Gripping Tale of Friendship, Duty and Destiny in the Court of Kublai Khan

By Karen Warren - Published 2017


“Because I’m fascinated by history and travel,” says author Karen Warren, “I started reading The Travels of Marco Polo. I came across ...Read Review


By Christopher Bland - Published 2017


François de Beaufort is a knight in the Languedoc region of southern France at the end of the 13th century. When readers ...Read Review

The Devil’s Cup

By Alys Clare - Published 2017



In this seventeenth and final installment of the Hawkenlye Abbey series, it is 1216 in England. Sir Josse D’Acquin finds himself on the ...Read Review

Brother’s Blood: A Medieval Mystery

By C.B. Hanley - Published 2016



Set in 1217, this novel centres on the heinous murder of a monk at Roche Abbey. The abbot sends for Edwin Weaver, a man ...Read Review

The Devil’s Bible

By Dana Chamblee Carpenter - Published 2017



Carpenter’s follow-up to The Bohemian Gospel is similarly crammed with theological mystery and suspense, as we find her protagonist, Mouse, still alive ...Read Review

The Rabbi’s Knight

By Michael J. Cooper - Published 2015



It is 1290, at the twilight of the Crusades, when Jonathan St. Clair, Knight Templar, seeks out Rabbi Samuel of Baghdad. A confluence of ...Read Review

Purged by Fire: Heresy of the Cathars

By Diane Bonavist - Published 2016


The history of the Cathar heretics in 13th-century France is both fascinating and tragic, and they make attractive subjects for historical fiction because ...Read Review

The Death of Robin Hood

By Angus Donald - Published 2016



After the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, King John reneges on his promises and his barons rise against him. Amongst these is ...Read Review

The Powder of Death

By Julian Stockwin - Published 2016



Julian Stockwin is an author usually associated with exciting adventures at sea. However, this novel focuses on a different type of voyage – a ...Read Review

Another Me

By Eva Wiseman - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultFantasy

In this YA historical fantasy, one of Wiseman’s teenaged narrators is an ibbur, a figure described in Hebrew kabbalistic writings as a ...Read Review